12:15 [Veterans Today] (E)
Russia once claimed gold in the race for hypersonic dominance after rolling out a range of ultra-fast projectiles. Now it’s offering unique radar protecting against weapons of the same kind – even if they come in huge numbers. Having unbeatable offensive weapons – for example hypersonic missiles – could be a game-changer in the age of modern, fast-paced warfare. But it’s equally crucial to have something that shields you from those designed or deployed by an adversary.
10:01 [The Last American Vagabond] (E)
Moderna’s chief medical officer has described the company’s products as “hacking the software of life” and permanently altering a person’s genetic code. If Moderna is poised to bring the first Covid-19 vaccine to market, a deeper look at his comments and his employer are warranted.
0:02 [The Last American Vagabond] (E)
Technology developed by the Pentagon’s controversial research branch is getting a huge boost amid the current coronavirus crisis, with little attention going to the agency’s ulterior motives for developing said technologies, their potential for weaponization or their unintended consequences.
14:00 [Al Jazeera] (E)
A US-Russian space crew blasted off Thursday to the International Space Station (ISS) following a tight quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos` Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner lifted off as scheduled at 08:05am GMT from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
8:56 [Sputnik] (E)
The total death toll from COVID-19 in mainland China now stands at 3,329, while the overall number of coronavirus cases in the country is 81,669, according to the health commission. A total of 76,764 people have recovered.
2:28 [Tass] (E)
The world’s first portable coronavirus test system is slated for production in April, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his meeting with the Cabinet Tuesday. "The Russian Direct Investment Fund will finance the joint research with our Japanese partners, so that we can begin production of the express tests in April already. Potentially, it would be the world’s first portable [coronavirus] express test," Putin underscored....Earlier, Russian Direct Investment Fund reported that the coronavirus express test technology had been developed jointly by Russian and Japanese companies and scientists. The new system would allow mass swift testing beyond laboratories, providing a highly precise result in just 30 minutes. The Fund noted that these test systems are portable mini-laboratories that look like small suitcases that could be used anywhere.